Two Penn State engineers named Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Bruce Logan, Evan Pugh Professor and the Stan and Flora Kappe Professor of Environmental Engineering, and Chao-Yang Wang, William E. Diefenderfer Chair of Mechanical Engineering, made Thomson Reuters’ Highly Cited Researchers 2014 list.
Researchers earned the distinction by writing the greatest numbers of reports officially designated by Essential Science Indicators as Highly Cited Papers—ranking among the top 1 percent most cited for their subject field and year of publication — between 2002 and 2012.
The list is comprised of more than 3,200 researchers in 21 fields of the sciences and social sciences. Logan and Wang are two of only 187 engineers worldwide to appear on the list.
A Penn State faculty member since 1997, Logan is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a fellow of the Water Environment Federation and International Water Association. His main research interests are in the sustainability of the water infrastructure, including bioenergy, bioadhesion, bioremediation, and water treatment and colloids and particles.
Wang joined Penn State in 1997 and is director of Penn State’s Electrochemical Engine Center. He is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and a member of the Electrochemical Society. Wang’s research areas include thermal/fluid science, energy systems and transportation systems.
The Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers list is one of several criteria used by the Center for World-Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University to determine the Academic Ranking of World Universities.